Fish print

Fish print

Sunday, June 16, 2019

For several years I have been exploring a new direction which is emerging in a way that is deeply satisfying to me. My head is swirling with inspiration and the myriad of possibilities.

These forms remind me of both geodes and even more so, seashells. They are high-fired porcelain with wild iron inclusions that I have collected. The reactions vary depending upon the chemistry of the surface treatment in conjunction with the iron inclusions and the manipulation of the reduction firing process. Most often I fire in a gas reduction kiln but in some instances switch to a wood-fired kiln to achieve ash deposits with subtle flashing. 

It is a true conversation between myself and each piece as I push the bounds of what the clay body can withstand while also responding to those limits. Many pieces do not survive the intensity of the process but those that do contribute greatly to the ephemeral and delicate beauty of this collection.

Currently, I fire my work at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in New Castle, Maine where they have a variety of kilns to chose from. 








                                                   
                                                         






Sizes of these forms range from 4-13" x 3-13" (compositions are larger, with heights up to 18"). These works are priced from $45 to $500 based upon size.


An intriguing direction I am currently pursuing and intend to have available in other forms this fall is what I call Ceramic Iron. These forms are porcelain-based with an extremely high iron content reduction fired to cone 11. 






                                            
                                         ~ Lisa

Monday, November 12, 2018

Thank you, Providence!!



Thank you to Everyone! who visited and supported my work at this year's Fine Furnishings Show in Providence, RI. It was a great weekend and I was so happy to be among many fantastic exhibitors.

Many of these personal favorites have found new loving homes...

















Wednesday, March 8, 2017


April 4 - 28, 2017

Las Vegas, NV



If you're in Las Vegas this spring, checkout this great show!  I have two of my favorite pieces in the exhibit.




Thursday, August 25, 2016

Knit Maine!



Knit Maine mugs!  



Hand thrown, white ceramic stoneware
3 - 4" x 3 - 4"
(sizes vary, please let us chose)



These fun mugs are a great gift for your favorite knitter or as a cozy memento after a visit to our fair state of Maine.  

Sizes vary just for the fun of it and because these mugs don't take themselves too seriously. All will hold a generous amount of coffee, tea, soup, knitting doodads, etc.

Purchase at either:


KnitWit Yarn Shop
247A Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101


The Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine


Please come 

to the 

Final Opening Reception

Sunday, August 28th
2 to 6 PM
Show runs through Sunday, October 9th



The Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle, Maine is a beautiful gallery filled with natural light and amazing artwork.  I'm so honored to be included in their array of Gallery Artists.


Open since 1982, The Turtle Gallery is in 1876 two-story barn, the adjacent Centennial House Gallery and outdoor Sculpture Gardens. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 - 5:30 and Sunday 2 to 6.  The facility is located at 61 N. Deer Isle Road on Route 15, just north of the Deer Isle village center. For more information, please call 348-9977, or visit TheTurtleGallery.com


New work included in this show: 


Handbuilt and wheel thrown white ceramic stoneware for the table.  
Cobalt & black block prints of sea life and chrysanthemums 
with mishima etching and carving.




Mugs, cobalt fish 
4 ½ dia x 3 h
$32 ea





Mugs, black chrysanthemums 
4 ½ dia x 3 h
$32 ea




Noodle bowls, cobalt flora
7 dia x 4 h
$55 ea



Square plates,  Cobalt fish
8 x 8
$35 ea



Also included in this show:

Carved Lidded Jars

Wood fired with salt with block printing and carved.



Willow leaves, blue/green glaze
6 ½ dia x 8 h
$275





Ferns, blue/green glaze
7 ½ dia x 8 h
$275